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people who are getting that kind of attention is really flattering. and it is your biggest dream when you are making something and you put all your passion into it that awed renss will respond with the same kind of passion. it has been really cool. >> she grew up very nicely, didn't she? tomorrow, we'll air the interview with ashton kutcher. kevin will be joining us live tomorrow morning with his review of moste and other new releases for the weekend. 59s: it is 5:00 this morning good morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. >> tucker barnes is in with -- it is not really bad news but
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it is just reality. >> which is what? >> that it's cold. i'll let you do the duties. >> thanks, gurvir. you can tell me what is going to happen. >> nope, not going to do it. >> lots of snow moving in. this is a quick mover. not a lot of moisture. that is why gurvir is mentioning that things won't be too bad and they shouldn't be. i think total accumulations probably around an inch, maybe 2 inches in some spots. as you get up to the pennsylvania border, it will be more like the potential for about 3 inches. this won't be a major storm for us but it will bring us some snow. not today, not for the evening commute. this will be overnight tonight into the morning commute tomorrow. temperatures, 39 degrees. winds out of the north and west
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at seven. we've had a little piece of cooler energy starting to move in. increasing clouds, cool this afternoon. 40degrees your daytime high. so much cooler than yesterday's warm temperatures in the 50s. yesterday felt great. >> yes, it did. it will be back one day. >> yes, march or april. >> let's check in with julie wright to say good morning to her. >> good morning to you all. so far, so good out on the roads. this morning's commute waking up pretty calm. no accidents to report. overnight construction in the process of being cloord and the lanes are open as you work your way along 355 approaching and passing the exit here at 410. overnight construction in the process of being cleared. 4 # 8 8 -- 428 along the right side, lanes are open. outer loop of the beltway at colesville road, still rolling.
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headed into downtown, inbound suitland parkway around the curve to south capital street and the douglass bridge, you are still at speed as well. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. president barack obama and the first lady opening the doors to the white house last night hosting chinese president hu jintao at a state dinner. the dinner packed with dignitaries and celebrities. >> it was an all-american state dinner from the guests to the menu to the entertainment. sarah simmons is live outside the white house with the details. >> reporter: good morning to you both. the chinese president was here last night along with more than 200 other guests. some of the notables you mentioned or may know, jackie chan was one of them. also yo yo ma. the president and first lady
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welcomed president hu outside the white house. he welcomed him with a toast steering clear of the tensions that plagued relations. he concentrated on promises of better relations. >> and while it is easy to focus on our differences of culture and perspective, let us never forget the values that our people share, a reverence for family, a bee leave that with education, hard work and sacrifice, the future is what we make it. >> president hu is here on a four-day business trip. he is expected to also visit chicago as well as being here in d.c. now, a lot of people want to know what the menu was from last night, what they had to eat. maine lobster was on there as well as meat and potatoes, apple pie and ice cream and jazz great herby hancock was here and this all-american state dinner was real will you
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at the request of the chinese delegation. can you tell it was an all- american state dinner at least when we were talking about the menu. as for president hu, he will be here for four days on his business trip. he is expected to talk with business leaders here in washington about trade and the economy and the business deals that they have here with the u.s. that will help u.s. companies in the long haul. we're live here near the white house. back to you. >> thank you. the chinese president did not get a warm reception from protesters. they were demonstrating outside of the white house yesterday for i afree tibet in support of the dalai lama. ralliers were calling for i achange in china's human rights policy. just one day after voting to repeal president obama's extension of landmark health care insurance coverage, republicans are going to work to replace they will work on a measure
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that directs four committee for work out provisions for health care. fifty years later, president obama will help mark the anniversary of the inauguration of john f. kennedy. vice president joe biden will also pay tribute. he is scheduled to peek at a gathering of lawmaker as they honor president kennedy in the seniors in the capitol rotunda today. fire crews were inside a building that had gone up in flames in parkville when the fire began raging out of control. a 44-year-old firefighter did not make it out. two other people were taken to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation. in prince george's county, investigators think a fire that killed a 9-year-old girl was an accident. it happened at a home in brentwood. the girl's parents and three sisters were also inside along
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with their uncle. >> she was a sweet little girl. she always had a smile on her face, always. she had an infectious laugh that would -- if you were in a bad mood, you would just start smiling. you couldn't help but laugh at her. she was a sweet, sweet little girl and we're really going to miss her. >> investigators think that fire started in the dining room of the home. they say the home burned in just a matter of minutes. prince george's county police are now investigating the 14th homicide of the year, this one on terrace drive in suitland. police say 22-year-old douglas jordan, jr. was hot early yesterday morning. he lived in southeast. police say they have no suspects and no motive so far. an alexandria teenage teenager stuck in kuwait because he is on the no-try list -- on the no-fly list will be returning home today. [ female announcer ] back to school means back to busy mornings.
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an alexandria stamer stuck in kuwait should be able to
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return home. 19-year-old gulet mohammed is on the no fly list. he has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the united states is wrongfully blocking the return of a u.s. citizen. another milestone in the recovery process for congresswoman gabrielle giffords. doctors say she is able to stand up and she also sat in a chair and looked out the window of her hospital room. she will be moved to a rehab hospital in houston as early as tomorrow. the federal grand jury has indicted 22-year-old jared loughner. we're now getting word about the funeral arrangements for sargent shriver. a private mass will be held saturday at our lady of mercy parish in potomac. kathleen kennedy townsend townsend says he will be barried in the same cemetery as his wife in hyannis.
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he had suffered from alzheimer's. he died tuesday at 95 years sold. up next, more developments in the possible cancer cluster around fort detrick, a some of that some say should have happened a long time ago. it looks like the giant pandas can get a little more comfortable at the national zoo. we'll get an update on how long they may be sticking around. we'll have the details on the forecast. you know who is in doing traffic, julie wright. she'll have a look at your on- time traffic as well.
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we take a look at traffic this morning. we'll take a peek down on the streets from our tower cam this morning. all is well in washington this morning. temperatures are a little bit warmer than what we've had the last couple
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of days. tian tian and mei xiang will stay at the zoo until at least 2015. they've had one cub, tai shan who spent his first four and a half years here in washington before going to china. >> they're like professional athletes. they need big contracts. >> now, they just need to have more babies. that would be great. >> very cute. >> they're going to work on it. >> okay. >> we had a lovely day yesterday. >> yesterday's daytime high was 53 degrees. no probe with fog this morning. remember the morning before, we had the ice. this morning, smooth sailing. nice-looking forecast here for today and then things will change tonight. let's get to the numbers and relatively mild start. steve mentioned when he walked out the door, he was like, not so bad. temperatures in the mid- to upper 30s here in the city. 38-degree right now. cooler off to the north and west and the cold air starting to filter in here. fredericksburg, you're 30 now.
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in manassas, you are 25. we are seeing gaithersburg, 30. in frederick, 28. martensburg, to the east we go. leonardtown, 4 and annapolis, 35. today, we'll struggle to 40. effect is wondering about the snow and sure enough, it is on the way. let me mention first that this morning you will wake up with a little sunshine out there. a little sunshine to start the day and then increasing clouds. snow holds off today. the evening commute should be just fine. this will be overnight after midnight tonight until about 6:00, 7:00 tomorrow morning. we'll get a little band of snow. temperatures will be cold enough for much of the area that we'll get a band of snow moving through here during the overnight hours. when all is said and done, we could get light accumulations. we could see between a trace and higher amounts to the
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pennsylvania border about 3 inches. thinking here is across southern maryland, things will pretty much change to rain. closer to a trace down towards fredericksburg. you get to north central maryland, we could see totals approaching 3 inches. the good news is it will be out of here by early tomorrow morning. so by tomorrow afternoon, we'll be mostly sunny. it will be very cold and breezy as we get into tomorrow afternoon. today, no problems. 40degrees your daytime high. increasing clouds with winds out of the north at five to 10. the snow moves in overnight tonight. snow developing late. after midnight, trace to about 3 inches by morning again. that 3 inpes will be well off to the north. there is your five-day forecast. check out the cold temperatures. 33 tomorrow afternoon. breezy as well. daytime highs on saturday strug toll 30. you know what? most of us going to be in the 20s unfortunately saturday afternoon. low 30s on sunday and by monday, we'll cloud up and by
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monday night and tuesday, maybe some more snow in the forecast. let's do some traffic and julie wright has the latest this morning. >> on the roads right now, lanes are open with no accidents to report. traffic volume still light and working in our favor this morning. you will fine the commute if you are traveling 66 eastbound coming in from fair oaks, all lanes are open headed towards the capital beltway. overnight roadwork on the inbound stretch of the dulles toll road, lanes are open. no problems to report coming in from foxhall road leaving macarthur boulevard and the top stretch of 270 in good shape around the curve headed out to the truck scales. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. we have an update this morning on the chemical contamination at fort detrick and the investigation into a possible cancer cluster. initial reviews by fort detrick
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and the maryland health department suggest the use of chemicals at the army post is not linked to health problems. an independent review will see if that is true. army officials say they will bring in top rated scientists to review the findings. people living in the spring valley neighborhood are growing more concerned as the army corps of engineers destroys world war i era meunchations in their community. they are discovered years ago near american university. the army corps believes destroying the meunchations on site is the safest way to get rid of them but resident are you be comfortable with that plan. >> i think it would make much more sense to destroy the munitions on an army base.
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maryland governor martin o'malley was sworn in for the second time yesterday. maryland was rated in the k through 12 education and average household income. o'malley told the crowd that the nation is in a period of, quote, profound economic change and it requires working together. >> by further improving public education so that all of our children can earn a world class education and successfully compete to win in the global economy. >> had republicans expressed disappointment that o'malley did not mca looming $1.6 billion budget deficit projected for the next fiscal year. -- did not mention a looming $1.6 billion budget deficit projected for the next fiscal year. nfl players lobbying on capitol hill to make their case on a possible lockout. why they say it could cost nfl
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times. former wizard little earl boykins scored 19 points off the bench for the bucks. las there is a labor dispute on capitol hill involving nfl players an owners. >> players hit the hall of congress hoping to clear up any misconventions about what is going on in the nfl and level the playing field. sherry ly has more. >> reporter: nfl players pressed their case to congress against a lockout. >> it sounds like they keep wanting to head to a lock out. i don't understand why that is it is solution. >> reporter: nfl players and owners are split over a new collective bargaining agreement. >> we want to play. we are doing everything in our power to get it down. >> reporter: owners want a billion dollar salary cut from players and the two sides
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remain far part over revenue sharing, a proposed 18-game schedule, rookie wage scale and health care. the nfl commissioner would not rule out a lockout. >> our clubs are prepared for all outcomes here. we want an agreement. that is the first ryer on the is to reach an agreement. we know we'll get to an agreement. we hope it is sooner rather than later. players say this isn't about millionaires versus billion air owners. it is about the thousands of other jobs that could be lost in a lockout costing each hometown city an average of $20 million for every lost game. >> the hotel workers, the restaurant, all the things that are happening in your city that get impacted. it is a big deal. >> it is that economic impact players hope will resonate with lawmakers. former redskin guard pete kendall would retired after 2008 says no one is asking for congress to settle this. >> we are not trying to get anybody to step in or to interfere. we just want to inform the
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members of congress where we stand. >> reporter: if there is no 2011 season, the nfl risk losing ground and its fans. >> that is sherry ly reporting. we have much more for you this morning. let's check in with sarah down by the white house. >> an official state dinner at the white house and the guest of honor, the president of china. coming up, i'll have more on the overall tone of this state dinner when fox 5 morning news returns.  [ female announcer ] every box of general mills big g cereals can help your kids' school get extra stuff. ♪ like musical instruments. ♪ and new art supplies. ♪ because they're the only cereals with box tops for education. last year, schools earned over ten million dollars
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welcome back. it is coming up on 50 on this thursday morning. there is a live look at the lincoln memorial. temperatures pretty nice out there right now. homefully, we'll have a decent day today although things will be changing a little bit later on. >> it won't be the end of the world. we are going to get some snow in the forecast but this is not a major storm. don't forget last year. we survived three blizzards. this will be another small, short duration events. >> i think the bigger change will be how cold it will be. >> you're right. our high temperatures for the weekend will be in the 20s and low 30s around here by saturday. no problems this morning. yesterday, we had the fog and the day before the ice. this morning, smooth sailing. there is your max hd radar. we should see a little sunshine this morning as you get up and out the door. that will put new a good mood. that might not put you in a
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good mood out to the west. no problems today. your evening commute will be fine this evening. this will be overnight. a trace to a couple of inches in the area. this will not be a major storm but we do have some snow in the forecast. 38 at reagan national. 29 in fredericksburg. 30 in frederick and 4 in ocean city. still not going to be a bad day today. we'll have increasing clouds after a little early sunshine with high temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s. 4 # in fredericksburg. 40 in washington. remember, that is a lot cooler than yesterday's daytime high of 53. it will be mostly columbine high schooler than yesterday. >> we can handle that. we'll be prepared for the 20s. >> as much as we can be.
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>> let's found out how traffic is this morning. >> i have to compliment you. you look fantastic. >> oh, thank you. >> i know you've been exercising, running. my neighbors out in fauquier told me the other day, said man, i don't know what she's doing. she looks great. >> hard work. i hurt everywherened i'm -- i hurt everywhere and i'm hungry all the time but other than that, i'm good. >> well, you look good. >> thank you. still at speed, the trip between annandale and more i had field as you travel between 95 and 66. here we are close in leaving nutley street to the beltway and all of the lanes are open. easy commute father hurley boulevard out to the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. president obama and the first lady opening the doors to the white house hosting chinese
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president hu jintao to a state dinner last night. it was the hottest ticket in town with dignitaries and celebrities on the list. >>'s an all-american state dinner from the guests to the menu to the entertainment. sarah simmons is outside the white house now. i guess that what is president hu had requested and he got it. >> reporter: it was actually a request from the chinese delegation to have an all- american state dinner and that is what they got. we'll talk about the menu coming up in a little bit but a little bit more about the guest list. the chinese president here along with more than 200 guests. some of the notables are stars like barbra streisand here with her husband james brolin. jackie chan was here. a relatively star-studded guest list as well as two former presidents, president bill clinton and former president jimmy carter as well. this all started a little before 6:00 -- after 6:00 last night. the president and his wife,
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first lady michelle obama greeted president hu on the red carpet outside the white house. to start things off, the president welcomed hu with a toast steering clear of tensions that had plagued relations. he concentrated on promises of better relations. that was the same message from the president of china. take a listen. >> to our people, the citizens of the people's republic of china and the united states of america. may they grow together in friendship. may they prosper together in peace. and may they realize their dream of a future for themselves, for their children and their grandchildren. >> reporter: a little bit more about the overall feeling of state dinner. jazz great herbie hancock was there to perform as well as chris body and singer d. d.
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bridgewater was there to perform as well. on the menu was maine lobster, meat and potatoes, apple pie and ice cream. so this was a request by the chinese delegation. by all accounts, a very american state dinner. the food sounding wonderful. and even at this time of the morning, i would say maine lobster who sound pretty good to me. >> i would agree. >> thank you. police investigating now accusation of sexual abuse at i day care in manassas park. suspect, a teenaged boy would worked there. the victim, an 8-year-old girl attending day care. wisdom martin is following this investigation. according to investigators, the sexual abuse happened at the city-run extended care program. in july and august, the teenaged employee exposed himself and engaged in sexual contact with an 8-year-old child in the program. police say the suspect also
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gave the child money and told her not to tell her parents. but september 15th, the victim did tell her mother. that led to an investigation by police. >> immediately, on this happening, the teenager was suspended and very shortly thereafter was discharged. >> reporter: the accused teen suspect did not return to work and now faces criminal charges. janelle whitney had two kid in that program. >> i was planning on putting them back into the program. i didn't get a letter about this at all. >> she says she was shocked when she found out about the accusations and the arrest. >> especially knowing it was a teenager that was involved. that doesn't happen too often and we have a pretty close knit community to find out something like that happened is very disturbing. >> reporter: the costello park extend care program and camp has been around for 20 years. the city leader say there has never been any report of any problem until now. >> the kid are pretty excited about going to that school
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program after school and it was kind of shocking to hear that that happened around here. >> reporter: the city attorney says there are numerous programs around the area. all of the workers involved in those programs have been checked. >> those procedures include background screening and so forth and those steps have been followed with this juvenile. >> he says nothing came up in the background check of this suspect showing any prior issues. >> that is wisdom martin reporting. there were also questions about proper documentation and training of the workers in the program. the city says it has the records and will turn them over to investigators. we know that most criminals are not very smart but who would try to pull off a robbery just a few blocks away from a tv station? we'll tell you about that
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making headlines, residents in both brazil an australia are dealing with the deadly flooding. in brazil, the death toll has
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risen to 727. in australia, wall of water mile wide are moving along and authorities are warning residents in low-lying areas. a teacher in new mexico getting blasted for allegedly locking a student in a cage. police say a group of students escorted their 15-year-old classmate into a caged storage area earlier this month. the incident captured on relate phone video. the teacher orchestrated it because the buy was misbehaving. the school placed the teach ore administrative leave while it continues to investigate. we'll check in with the sports junkies to prerue this weekend's big nfl conference championship game. we are checking your morning commute and your forecast. get ready for some snow not today but tonight. time right now is 5:41. with the money you invest in clothes,
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& let me tell you about a girl i know. she's my baby and she lives negotiation door. >> last night marked the two- hour premiere of american idol. there are two new faces on the
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judges panel. last night, auditions were in new york and new jersey. tonight, idol heads to new orleans. we want to know which american idol judge to you like best now? is it steven tyler, jennifer lopez or the old guy, randy jackson. you can answer on myfoxdc.com or text. remember to include the judge's full name in the text. i will tell you that steven tyler is in the lead. >> weather history, 50 years ago today, for those of you who were around 50 years ago today and lived in washington. john f. kennedy was inaugurated and was a snowstorm the night before. eight to 10 inches fell across the area. >> we are expecting a little bit of snow tonight. >> not 8 to 10 inches but a
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couple of inches expected. today, cooler weather on the way. late get to the numbers. we've got a lot to talk about. we have a light snow on the horizon here. it is just off to the west. yesterday's highs, what a nice day. 53 at reagan national. 51 at dulles. 50 at bwi marshall. i hope you enjoyed yesterday because temperatures for the next week or so aren't going to come anywhere close to the 50s. we'll strug toll get to the 40s here for much of the next five to seven days. cooling off. 8 at reagan national. temperatures have been falling for the last couple of hours. 29 now in fredericksburg. # 3 at patuxent naval air station. 34 in ocean city. a little sunshine to start your morning. the clouds will then move in. you can see the snow off to the west. another one of these little clipper systems. remember the one that came through in december that brought us about an inch or two of snow. this one doesn't have a lot of moisture. it will be moving quickly but temperatures will be cold
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enough to generally support snow in the washington area. as you get south, it will probably mix with or change to rain during the overnight and early-morning hours as temperatures will be just a little bit warmer to our south and east. how much snow can we expect? not a major storm for us. anywhere from a trace off to the south and east to about 3 inches up towards the pennsylvania border. this will not be a major storm but we will likely have accumulating snow as you get into the overnight hours. the evening commute, fine. increasing clouds, cold afternoon, 40 degrees your daytime high. winds out of the north at five to 10. we have no advisories tonight. snow developing late. trace to about 3 inches if you are well to the north up into north central maryland. 29-degree the overnight low. plenty cold for snow here in town. here is your five-day forecast. mentioning the cold temperatures. tomorrow afternoon, coal and breezy. highs in the low 30s. look at saturday's daytime
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high. only about 30 degrees. you know what in many. us will only be in the 20s around here on saturday and then a gradual warm up sunday, monday. tuesday, the january weather continues across the washington area. let's do some on-time traffic and julie wright has our very latest. >> tucker on the roads right now, you will fine lanes are open out of germantown headed southbound along 270 headed out towards the split. overnight road work on the northbound side approaching 25 has cleared. now, checking for a stalled car. we are looking in this area. callers tell me it is along the right side of the highway and finally wrapping it up northbound i-95, volume increasing. we are starting to slow headed for the occoquan. the wizards' road woes continue and the caps not faring so much better and let's try to get as much in with the sports junkies from 106.7 the fan. good morning, guys. >> welcome to the show junkies
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on 106.7 the fan. >> it is steve with fox 5. >> hello, steve. >> we have about three minutes. let's get through as much as we can. i have the date february 1 irkeled on mychal door. do you know why? yews what would that date represent? >> as when the wizards play in cleveland, worst team in the nba and that is when they might actually win on the road. am i being too optimistic here? >> they are 0-20. you look at what they've done so far on the road this own. 16 of the 20 losses, they've allowed 100 points or more. they're one of the worst defensive teams i've ever seen. >> it was like the same old thing last night. they had the half time lead and they go on a scoring drought and end up losing by 13. at some point here, we've had the same conversation with the
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capitals. at some point, the players aren't responding. we'll have to start talking about making a change at the top even though i know flip saunders is a great coach. >> at least they are win august few at home. but when you can't win on the road in 20 games, you know you are in a world of hurt. the first mock draft of the year. they are putting the redskin with their pick cam newton at number 10. do you think cam newton falls to number 10 and is that a good pick for the redskins? >> i think he might fall to number 10. he had an amazing year. but are you willing to risk your era here in washington if you are mike shanahan on a guy who did it one year in college. i don't know if you want to do that. >> that is the problem. cam has all the of the potential but he also has the potential to be a big giant bust. you just don't know where he is. if i were the redskin and i decided that we need to go quarterback here, i think that is a reasonable conclusion, and i want somebody with more body of work in college.
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the guy has only played one year of legitimate big-time college football and i don't think this organization or this coaching group here has that luxury to roll the dice for a guy with one year experience. >> let's stick with jerry jones. trying to sell over 100,000 people into the super bowl. selling tickets to stand outside the stadium in dallas, pay $200 watch the game on tv. how much would you pay to stand outside of a super bowl and watch the game? >> not one penny. >> you would have to pay me probably $5,000 to do that? >> are you kidding me. i could go to any bar or stay at my house. >> how much does it cost to actually go to game? if it is $200 to stand outside. >> face value is $550 if you want to go inside. cheapest stickette on stub hub
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is $3,000. >> anybody who buys a ticket to stand outside, they should be immediately deported out of country because they are polluting the gene pool. >> enjoy the show today. we'll talk with you again soon. we have a lot more for you this morning on fox 5 morning news. it can be tough being a kid these days. i'm beth parker. i'll tell you what is making it just a little easier at this maryland middle school. 
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it is time for us to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day. he is landon ridge. he is 14 years old and has been watching the show for three years now. he says he is looking forward to calling his girlfriend and telling us that their picture is on fox 5 morning news. >> landon, by the way, you just scored major points. there is one counselor who goes above and beyond make daifg rens in the lives of hundreds of students. >> reporter: the recipe, some
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treatings and a dash of friendery friendly banter -- some greetings and a dash of friendly banter. >> we received your application and we picked you for one of the finalists. i just started creaming. >> i felt that if i had nominated her for a local award, it wasn't enough. even though that is wonderful. >> michelle james' counselor at general smallwood middle school in charles county maryland. >> i believe my job is to be here for students, period. >> reporter: and she is. >> do you feel like she cares about you? >> most definitely. she is always there when you need her. >> reporter: when you talk to students about what they like about ms. james, there a theme. they saul a the same thing. she listens. >> she is much more than a counselor. like a big sister, someone i can trust. >> reporter: when parents divorce, when algebra gets tough, miss james is rock solid and real. >> a lot of times, i think the students think we are robots
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and we go back into our closets at night and i think you've taken some of that away. she knows miss james is a person, she is silly and happy and there are times she gets angry and she is disappointed. >> reporter: wreams says she was inspired by her own middle school counselor. >> my middle school counselor was amaze he'sing. >> reporter: she will be the first to tell you that the kids do more for her than she does for them. >> when i. a little bit tired, they my energy source. >> with personal problems, you can't just talk to someone and say it's over. you have to go and cope with someone. she is very, very helpful with us. >> last year, i had trouble turning in my homework. >> i completely 100% feel like this is what i'm meant to do. >> reporter: her students agree. >> you look cute. >> beth parker, fox 5 news. straight ahead, we'll check your morning commute and tony has your forecast. he will join us coming up after the break. a
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